Loudon Motors Ford Reviews the 2019 Ford F-150 and the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado

The Ford-150 and the Chevrolet Silverado have been compared against each other since they went into production. They have a similar build with the same purpose - a durable truck capable of towing and hauling. As the years have gone on, comfort and look have become a larger part of which vehicle you buy, whether that be a smaller compact car or a truck. This year, the Silverado’s exterior and interior was redesigned for the first time in a few years, but the F-150 is still in a mid-cycle design that was rolled out in 2015. That being said, the F-150 continues to be the better selling truck year after year. Appearance isn’t everything, and just because the Silverado was just redesigned doesn't mean it looks better. Since the model was released, there has been a lot of back-and-forth about its look, as some do not believe it was a good idea to redesign it at all. The problems that most critics with the Silverado’s look is that you do not know what kind of vehicle it is when you look at it, but are able to immediately able to tell what brand the F-150 is when you see it because of Ford’s classic look. This has most critics leaning more on the side of the F-150 when it comes to appearance this year. 

The new Silverado has upgraded its exterior and interior size to match the size of the F-150, as it was always the smaller truck in the past. The new interior allows the occupants more room than the 2018 Silverado, but the F-150 has been considered to have a larger and more comfortable interior in the past. This year, that has not changed. Chevrolet may have increased its size, but Ford has just continued to perfect their interior. The interiors, in both, get more impressive as you look at the more expensive trims, but according to most critics, Chevrolet has seemingly designed their interior to be almost identical to Ford’s since the size upgrade. With that, both interiors are great, as they are very similar, and offer an array of additions and technology, such as heated and ventilated seats, as you get into the more expensive trims.

When it comes to these two trucks, power is the most important thing. The 2019 F-150 has multiple options to fit your needs. It’s base engine is a 290 horsepower 3.3 Liter V6 that has the capability to tow between 5,000 and 7,000 pounds. As you move up in the trims, the engines get more powerful, as the F-150 Limited has a 450 HP high-output version of the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 which is capable of towing around 13,200 pounds. The Silverado is very similar, as its engine gets more powerful as the price and trim get higher. The highest trim, the LT Trail Boss, has a 355 HP Ecotec 3 5.3 Liter V8 engine with towing capability that is a little less than the F-150, but still very impressive if you consider the truck was completely redesigned.

If you are looking for a new truck this year, our advice is to stick with Ford. It has stood the test of time and consistently outsold the Silverado. That is not just a coincidence, it is because consumers tend to like the design and capability of the truck more. Even though the size and power of the Silverado are impressive, it is a completely new design with room for improvement. These are two very capable and durable trucks with great design, but Loudon is vouching for the 2019 Ford F-150. 

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